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Financial Systems Design

A well-functioning and resilient financial system needs a good mix of institutions that collectively meet the financial intermediation needs of the country, be it individuals, households, businesses, sectors and local governments, while simultaneously enhancing the stability of the system as a whole.

Amulya Neelam Dvara

Amulya Neelam

Senior Research Associate

Deepti George Dvara

Deepti George

Deputy ED and Head of Strategy

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya

Research Manager

Sowmini G Prasad Dvara

Sowmini G Prasad

Research Associate

Our Work

February 28, 2024 | Dvara Research

Consumer protection in financial services is a core component of Dvara Research’s mission, activities and its advocacy agenda. In this regard, I had the opportunity to participate at Consumers International’s Global Congress 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2023.

June 30, 2023 | Dvara Research

The SDG Agenda, the sovereign debt crisis and the climate crisis will need brave leadership from not just individual governments of both the global north and the south, but also groups such as the United Nations, the G20, G7 and others, to closely negotiate tough decisions that can have enough impact on the triple inequality – of wealth, carbon and power.

June 3, 2023 | Economic and Political Weekly

Analysing the contents of the Reserve Bank of India’s biannual FSRs and the methodology of the RBI’s supervisory stress tests reveals that there is scope for improvement, specifically regarding the continuity in the tracking of certain risk drivers, the extent of commentary on the information, and aspects of stress tests.

May 6, 2023 | Economic and Political Weekly

Large gaps exist in life insurance coverage in India. The paper examines this issue through a supply-side lens by examining the two key features—the distinction between the agent and the broker model and the alignment of incentive structures with product life-cycle servicing.

January 9, 2023 | ThePrint

Low-income households work with irregular income inflows, resulting in shrinking financial planning horizon and necessitating frequent decisions in response to frequent changes.

August 24, 2022 | NDTV Profit

Social enterprises will have to conform to much higher standards of reporting than they are conventionally used to. Read more at: Copyright © BQ Prime

By Dr. Indradeep Ghosh, Madhu Srinivas
June 17, 2022 | Dvara Research

In this note, we discuss how the current approach of the PCA framework is inconsistent with the objectives it seeks to achieve.

June 16, 2022 | Moneycontrol

By requiring only limited public reporting on asset quality, banks in India have enjoyed a level of opacity that banks in other jurisdictions do not

May 3, 2022 | Moneycontrol

An RBI Working Group has suggested that lending service providers be disallowed from providing credit enhancements such as FLDG (first-loss-default-guarantee). However, a risk-proportionate regulation of FLDG could address its risks, while allowing the ecosystem to benefit from innovation.

March 14, 2022 | Dvara Research

We presented detailed feedback on the Reserve Bank of India’s Discussion Paper on Review of Prudential Norms for Classification, Valuation and Operations of Investment Portfolio of Commercial Banks in the form of answers to the ten questions posed within the Discussion Paper.

By Amulya Neelam, Madhu Srinivas